Assessment of Distress and Quality of Life: A Comparison of Self-Assessments by Outpatients with a Schizopsychotic Illness and the Clinical Judgment of Nurses
2015 (English)In: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, ISSN 0883-9417, E-ISSN 1532-8228, Vol. 29, no 5, 284-289 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this study was to investigate how self-assessments of perceived distress and quality of life in patients with schizopsychotic illness are associated with nurse assessments of symptoms, function and life situation. Data were obtained through interviews that used evidence-based rating and visual analogue self-rating scales. Descriptive statistics, correlation and regression analyses were used to process the data. The results demonstrated that the patient self-ratings did not correlate with the nurse assessments, and the perceived distress was not affected by remission status. The findings indicate that patient self-assessments are not a sufficient basis for decisions regarding appropriate treatment interventions.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 29, no 5, 284-289 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-37643DOI: 10.1016/j.apnu.2015.05.001ISI: 000362155700005PubMedID: 26397430OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-37643DiVA: diva2:847664
ProjectsClinical Long-term Investigation of Psychosis in Sweden (CLIPS)